Find plants to fill those shady spots! Understory plants for under trees or for areas sheltered by verandahs or fences. Add texture and create a haven with Philodendrons, Clivia's, Caladiums, Peace Lily, Gingers and more shade loving plants.
Aloe Vera Barbadensis var. "Vera" Sweet - Yellow flower. There are hundreds of varieties of aloe. We have sourced the popular yellow flowered aloe vera. (We also stock the standard Aloe Vera Barbadensis (orange flower).
This is a wonderful little groundcover from South Africa. It has succulent, thick green leaves which are covered in Leopard spots. The spots are a dark green to almost black, and the colour tends to be enhanced (e.g. darker spots on the foliage) in a shady spot and over winter.
Lady Palms - Rhaphis Excelsa, are very elegant, graceful multi stemmed palms, which grow to 3-4m tall. They have deep green, glossy leaves. Easy to grow, adaptable to a wide range of conditions and soil types. Lady Palms are quite cold hardy, handling temperatures as low as -5C. Plants for sale: approx 20- 25cm tall. (See photo in full description).
Carob Tree - Ceratonia siliqua, Carob is used in xeriscape landscape design for gardens and parks as it develops a beautiful sculpted trunk. It is also widely cultivated for its edible pods. Yummy Carob!
The Australian Fan Palm is one of Australia's most beautiful native palms. It originates from the North Queensland Rainforests, from north of Townsville to Cape York. The Australian Fan Palm has very large round fan leaves and is best grown in a shady spot. Leaves will be greener in deeper shade but does need some light to grow. As the Aussie Fan Palm grows taller it will, in its natural habitat, receive more sun and will handle full sun when it outgrows the other trees. For more plant info please click on title or 'product details'. Photo of mature palm, online plants for sale: Seedlings approx 30cm tall
Alpinia arundelliana - Wavy Leaf Ginger. Beautiful Native Ginger, well suited as an understorey or shaded / semi shaded postition in the garden. This very hardy, compact Ginger will grow to around 1m tall and produces lovely pink flowers and blue berries in mid to late Summer.
Rogo Congo - Beautiful Philodendron for indoor positions or shady spot outdoors. Rogo Congo has beautiful bronzy red hues to the foliage. Grows to around 90cm tall and can be grown up a totem pole to achieve extra height and for support. Water well during growing season, less in winter. Feed twice a year in spring and mid summer. Keep away from direct sunlight. Native to Central and South America likes humidity and misting. Good size plants 30-40cm tall
String of Bananas - Senecio radicans - String of bananas is an easy to grow, perennial succulent. With its branching habit is looks amazing in a hanging basket and will also form a thick ground covering mat if coiled onto the soil surface. It has the cutest glossy, fleshy leaves with a definate banana shape :)
Zanzibar Gem, or 'ZZ' as we like to call it (from Zamioculcas zamiifolia), is a beautiful aroid which is perfect for indoor and low-light conditions. It thrives on neglect and is very drought hardy. Foliage is very glossy, deep green. It is native to Africa.....
Vanilla is one of the most widely used flavourings in this world-it is in everything from food to fragrance-and it actually comes from the seed pods of a type of Orchid. A climbing vine which can grow up......
Epipremnum Aureum - Devil's Ivy - Frosty - Hard to find variety with attractive leaves with strong white splashes. Devil’s Ivy is a popular houseplant as it requires little maintenance and keeps its variegated colour despite poor conditions. In the wild Epipremnum can grow up to 40 feet long-but as a potted plant it will trail to only about 8 feet.
Epipremnum Aureum - Devil's Ivy - Marble Queen - Hard to find variety with attractive leaves with gorgeous white and green marbled leaves - Amazing! Devil’s Ivy is a popular houseplant as it requires little maintenance and keeps its variegated colour despite poor conditions. In the wild Epipremnum can grow up to 40 feet long-but as a potted plant it will trail to only about 8 feet.
Monstera obliqua / adonsonii - Swiss Cheese Vine Monstera obliqua /adonsonii is commonly known as the Swiss Cheese vine. This particular monstera is just amazing with super holey leaves as soon as they unfurl.
Epipremnum Aureum - Devil's Ivy or Golden pothos (Scindapsus aures) - Such beautiful coloured foliage! Variegated plant with attractive leaves in varying shades of green and gold. Despite the name (and despite a few old wives tales about bad luck) Devil’s Ivy is a popular houseplant as it requires little maintenance and keeps its variegated colour despite poor conditions. In the wild Epipremnum can grow up to 40 feet long-but as a potted plant it will trail to only about 8 feet.